Year: 1986 Source: Corrections Today, v.48, no.1, (February 1986), p.52,73 & 88 SIEC No: 19902041

Describes a suicide prevention program in Eugene, Oregon that has minimized suicide deaths at the adult corrections center. A comprehensive suicide prevention program has 4 parts: an offender profile, program procedures, trained personnel & safe physical environments. Preventive measures should include a thorough intake screening process & a standard intervention process. Staff should have suicide prevention training & mental health professionals should be available either in-house or on call.